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In The Net Effect By Thomas Streeter

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Streeter, Thomas. "Networks and the Social Imagination." In The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet, by Thomas Streeter, 93-118. NYU Press, 2011.
In the text, the author gives a historical overview of the internet. He tells us that the internet was not an overnight phenomenon and not a single person’s efforts. He gives us a timeline of the development of the internet and the degree of changes it went through to give us the internet that we have today.
In the text, the author tries to explain how the internet was not a profit making an idea for a business, instead it was to reduce the gap of communication. It was an idea to link people with information which is easily accessible. In the beginning, the internet was used by the
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